Remote Working Have You Considered All The Requirements?
As firms start to prepare for the future, we hope, with no restrictions, it is forcing them to consider long term remote working strategies. The SRA has been very clear that remote working is now becoming standard practice and firms need to ensure that the codes of conduct are fully applied to remote workers covering issues such as confidentiality, data protection, health and safety and supervision. Failure to do so and a breach of the codes of conduct will result in action being taken. It is imperative that firms give proper and full thought to their management and supervision of remote workers and ensure they have a documented policy and process that makes it clear what the requirement of remote workers are and how they will be monitored and supervised.
At The Strategic Partner, we have worked with multiple law firms to assist them in creating a documented and compliant approach to remote working with both a written policy and risk assessment, to ensure the firm’s regulatory and compliance obligations are met when formalising remote or home working with their staff. We have developed a policy and checklist that achieves the standard but as with all policies and procedures built by The Strategic Partner, we need to ensure the final policy is bespoke to each firm and works for each firm. Developing off the shelf policies that do not reflect reality place unnecessary and enhanced burdens on the firm that cannot be achieved and put the firm at risk. At The Strategic Partner, we avoid this by building bespoke solutions for firms. We are happy to assist you in the development of a remote working policy. Through an initial discovery meeting, we will establish how your firm operates and changes it should consider or make.
When we have provided the guidance and collated all the information needed and agreed on a final approach, we will then draft the policy and risk assessment for use by the firm. The cost for undertaking starts at £250 (may increase depending on the size and complexity of the firm) and will include a comprehensive policy and risk assessment checklist to ensure you meet the required standard.
About The Strategic Partner
At The Strategic Partner, we work with firms and their COLP’s and COFA’s to assist them with the management of risk, compliance and regulation through our two compliance solutions or we can provide individual training and guidance. We always provide bespoke services as we recognise that every law firm is different. It is essential to provide guidance, consultancy, written documents, training, and procedures that meet the exact requirement of the firm to overcome rather than provision templated solutions. You can view our compliance services by clicking on the links below. Our solutions are cost-effective and provide firms with the necessary solutions to comply with the:
- Codes of Conduct
- SRA Accounts Rules
- Regulations including AML
- Other legalisation that affects law firms
Codes of Conduct SRA Accounts Rules Regulations including AML Other legalisation that affects law firms.
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How we can help
For more information on The Strategic Partner and to discuss how we may be able to assist in accelerating your risk management or compliance and regulation or simply to keep this up to date you can call us on 020 3911 9710 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org. The Strategic Partner provides essential support to law firms. We offer a range of services and consultancy tailored to the Legal sector including guidance and services for regulation and compliance including AML. We have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the overall management of law firms and work with them to achieve profitability, stability, and efficiency. Our goal is to become a valued and respected partner to our member law firms providing high-quality services and solutions at all times. We would be very happy to discuss your current approach to regulation and compliance and how our services will assist you in ensuring your firm is protected.